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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Phoenix, AZ

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Sharp Performance Horses

Sharp Performance Horses

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Watch the students learn how to connect with there horses
Robinson Ranch

Robinson Ranch

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
The mission of ROBINSON RANCH is to provide comprehensive educational programs for under-privileged, disabled, able-bodied children & adults, utilizing horses & Animals to facilitate growth, learning & healing. Pursuing this mission enriches the lives of our clients in a caring, safe and challenging environment that will enable them to reach their full potential. Our population includes children & adults with disabilities, able-bodied children & adults, abused, neglected or economically compromised. We are: "Changing Lives One Ride at a Time!" We are also Volunteer (LAR) Large Animal Rescue for: City of Phoenix, Maricopa County & Arizona Depa...
Angel Heart Cattle Company

Angel Heart Cattle Company

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Welcome to Angel Heart Cattle Company! Located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, we specialize in offering personalized swimming lessons, horseback riding lessons, and fishing experiences. With a focus on individual attention and expert guidance, our unique blend of activities ensures an enriching and enjoyable experience for all ages. Discover the joys of outdoor adventures and lifelong skills with us at Angel Heart Cattle Company, where every lesson is tailored to your needs. Join us and immerse yourself in a world of learning and fun!
Second Chance Ranch

Second Chance Ranch

5.0Exceptional(6)
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Timothy W. says, "I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to do so. I owned horses most of my life (30+ years). Several years ago, I broke my neck in a car accident and a new chapter began. Recently, I was diagnosed with a rare and terminal disease with a year or so left to live. I was asked by a friend: What is on your bucket list? And realized I had a great desire to get back in the saddle. After calling several people, I found Brian on line as a trainer/ instructor. I explained my situation to him and unlike others, his immediate response was… get out here and let’s ride. Upon meeting him I realized everything he claimed in his add was true and then some. He is a well-spoken, well mannered, intelligent yet modest young man with a wealth of horse knowledge. He is very patient and understanding with the ability to communicate effectively any lesson to any rider, beginner to advanced. He is laid back and relaxed which resonates to his approach to horses. His style of training is systematic, repetitive patients vs. the whip & spur method. If you’re looking to take your green broke colt and transform him into a world champion reining horse. Brian is not your guy. If you’re looking to work out the bad habits and fine tune your horse, if you’re a beginner looking for someone to take the time to personally teach you and / or your children the right and safe way to ride without the cookie cutter mentality, or perhaps a novice to advanced rider looking to improve your skill set, give Brian a call. Spend one hour with him and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Thanks for everything Brian, see you next week, Tim" Read more
M&M Home Horse Whisperer And Instructor

M&M Home Horse Whisperer And Instructor

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Text me for details but all aspects of horse care health purpose and riding styles . Horses are my passion and love getting ppl excited and active in the horse community great animals
Carmen Maria’s Horsing Around!!

Carmen Maria’s Horsing Around!!

New on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I re- located in Phoenix from Canada almost 3 years ago. I am a qualified classical (English) saddle trainer and instructor since 1987 in jumping/dressage. I have my Canadian Certificate will gladly produce. If you have any horses, children or mature people willing to learn English saddle please contact me at 602-544-9911 Carmen. Thank you and God bless! In these difficult times the best way to stay safe, Zen and social distancing is to RIDE A HORSE!!! 🐎 Teaching a child or an individual some new skills and translate between human and horse each other's language for a better understanding and enjoying those magnificent creatures God gave ...
Kéyah

Kéyah

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Hello everyone, My name is Kyle Dennison, and I'm excited to introduce myself to you. I come from a rich heritage on the Navajo Nation and have dedicated my life to blending traditional values with modern opportunities. Working with me means being part of a journey where learning and growth are paramount. I strive to create an environment where every student feels valued, inspired, and empowered to achieve their best. I believe in the power of imagination and creativity, and I aim to bring these qualities into every interaction and lesson. Why will I do an excellent job? Because I am deeply committed to each of you and your success. My ex
Paul Dietz Horsemanship

Paul Dietz Horsemanship

New on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Based in Arizona, Paul Dietz Horsemanship is dedicated to the improvement of both equine and human lives. This business offers services in Scottsdale, Chandler, and surrounding areas. Their mission is to provide support and guidance in horsemanship, helping clients keep track of their progress. Paul Dietz Horsemanship is the go-to service for those invested in enhancing their understanding and relationship with horses.
Draggin Ass Performance Horses

Draggin Ass Performance Horses

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Love helping others and sharing my passion with my students
Caliber Farms

Caliber Farms

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Each student has their own set of goals, where they want to be, what they want to achieve. I cater my teaching to each individual and help them reach their goals. I enjoy watching the progression of my students as they gain skill and a partnership with their horse. I have been teaching for 25+ years, specializing in equitation. Any discipline, age and experience level are welcome.

Your Horseback Riding Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are horseback riding lessons?

Horse riding lessons cost $45 to $80 per hour, depending on where you live and the type of riding you want to learn. Most riding lessons begin in the ring, where the trainer can safely monitor the beginning rider as they get comfortable in the saddle.

Many trainers offer introductory packages at a discounted price and start beginning riders out in group lessons. As you master the riding basics, then a teacher may recommend private lessons to focus on specific skills or more advanced riding training.

What age to start horseback riding lessons?

There is no particular age that is best for starting horseback riding lessons, instead, it depends on the child's maturity, physical coordination, and interest in horses. Most experts agree that children should be at least 6 years old before taking formal riding lessons.

For young children, the parents should visit a stable to introduce the child to horses and horse care before signing up for lessons. Choose a stable with well trained, gentle horses and experience with young riders.

Do you tip for horseback riding lessons?

Tipping for horseback riding lessons is not customary, but always appreciated. A thank you note is a great way to acknowledge a good teacher and show your appreciation. If you want to tip, 10% to 20% tip is more than generous.

What equipment do I need to begin horse lessons?

Most horse stables have horses and tack for use during riding lessons, so purchasing that is not necessary at the start. Your instructor will let you know their specific recommendations, but the basic equipment you will need to begin horseback riding lessons includes:

  • Helmet
  • Riding pants
  • Boots with heels
  • Gloves

Do I have to own a horse to be able to take lessons?

No, you do not have to own a horse to take riding lessons. Many riding schools and barns have well-trained horses for beginners through experienced riders. Taking riding lessons before owning a horse is a great way to make sure you enjoy riding before committing to horse ownership.

Learning basic equine care before buying a horse is also advised. Riding trainers often include an element of horse care as part of their lessons. Tasks like mucking stalls, cleaning tack, and basic horse grooming are incorporated into lessons and are beneficial to learn before becoming a horse owner.

How often should I have lessons? How many lessons do I need?

The frequency and number of riding lessons depend on your level of experience, riding goals, and budget. Generally, it is recommended that beginners take lessons at least once a week to build foundational riding skills.

Basic riding skills take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to learn but the more you ride, the faster you will improve. Riders who take one lesson a week will likely spend their first year focusing on riding basics. Riders who practice more often or schedule additional private lessons will advance faster.

How do I choose a horseback riding instructor?

When looking for horseback riding lessons, be sure to:

  • Start by researching different riding styles and disciplines to help you narrow down instructors that teach the type of riding you want to learn.
  • Visit the stables to ensure you are comfortable with how the horses are treated and the arena is maintained.
  • Ask about group or private lessons and decide which is better for your budget and riding goals.
  • Ask about taking an introductory lesson to try out their teaching style and gauge your interest in the sport.

What questions should I ask a riding instructor?

Once you've narrowed down a list of potential riding instructors, ask them the following questions:

  • What is your teaching style?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • What are your rates?
  • What type of horses do you have?
  • What is your availability?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Reviews for Phoenix horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Phoenix area.
Angela C.
Brian is a warm cup of tea on a cold day. He brings a smile and a caring heart to everything he does. He approaches each session with patience and always wants the best for horse and rider.
Second Chance Ranch
Duchess
Excellent instructor, given me so very helpful ideas that have stuck and I find myself going to time and time again. Really watch's how you interacts with your horse and gives valuable feedback.
Carpe Diem Farm
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